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Arnold Packs
Friday, 18 August 2017 08:36

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We are very excited to announce a new offering - Arnold Packs. These are bundles of Arnold (annual) subscription licenses, which customers can use locally or on the cloud. We are currently offering the Arnold 5-Pack promo: 5 Arnold licenses for USD $1500/year. By comparison, the price of 5 individual Arnold subscription licenses is currently USD $3000/year, so purchasing Arnold Packs means substantial savings.

There are no limits to the number of Arnold 5-Packs that can be purchased.

Arnold is now free for educational institutions. - Faculty, instructors and Program Directors interested in running Arnold at their school can visit the Autodesk Education Portal to request Arnold Educational Licenses.

Presenting Arnold Answers - A new reputation-based technical Q&A forum for all Arnold users.

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Maya 2018 - Now available!
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:20

With new enhancements and an ongoing focus on stability, Autodesk® Maya® 2018 software helps artists work faster and more efficiently than ever. Over the past few releases, Maya has continued to push the boundaries when it comes to character creation with updates to modeling, animation, and new interactive grooming workflows. In addition to characters, the motion graphics workflow in Maya continues to mature with growing capabilities that now includes rigid-body dynamics. When it comes to rendering, the combination of Render Setup and Arnold provides artists with a powerful rendering solution that can tackle the toughest projects.

Introducing Maya 2018

More information here.

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RealFlow | Cinema 4D 2
Monday, 14 August 2017 00:00

 

New features includes:

  • High Performance Fluids: RealFlow | Cinema 4D 2.0 is built on RealFlow’s 10 Dyverso multiphysics solver – so you get the best in fluid simulation quality and performance, with an easy workflow.
  • Fully Integrated Toolkits: Make use of your favourite set of Cinema 4D tools. Just to name a few: Deformers, MoGraph objects, Thinking Particles workflows and native Cinema 4D falloffs.
  • Different Fluids Interactions: Now it is possible to mix fluids with different properties. This includes not only liquids but all of our multiphysics materials (granular, viscous, viscoelastic) plus rigid and elastic.
  • And more!

Next Limit’s Premium Support model:

  • The Premium Support model will substitute our current support services, and will cover all Next Limit products. Including: Software / tools training, support in the creation of contents, fine-tuning scenes, pipeline structure and change of format workflow.
  • Customers will have a calendar tool to schedule a support session with our Team.
  • The service will be limited to five hours and will have a reduced cost when purchased at the same time as any Next Limit product.
Customers who bought RealFlow | Cinema 4D version 1 in June will be entitled to a free upgrade to version 2. Also, customers with an active Support contract will be entitled to free upgrades to new major versions until the expiry date of their contracts.
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Shotgun release 7.3
Thursday, 20 July 2017 08:29

Shotgun 7.3 is out! This update is all about performance, making it easier than ever for admins to run and manage Shotgun efficiently.

Restart your site

If you’re an Admin, you can now restart your own site after making changes to the schema.

Improved AMIs

AMIs now have the ability to open as a lightbox on top of the page you’re currently viewing, instead of opening in a new tab. Simply choose the “Open in Modal Overlay” option when creating a new AMI.

Optimization

  • Searching for both group and user tasks in the My Tasks view is now much faster.
  • Improved the speed of checking large trees of Task dependencies.
Complete release notes here.

 

 
Deadline Release 9.0.6.1
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:47

This is the sixth revision release for Deadline 9.0. It fixes a few bugs that have been reported during the 9.0 release cycle and adds some minor improvements, including support for Clarisse 3.

General Improvements:

  • Task statistics from pre and post Job scripts are no longer included when calculating statistics for a job.

Installer Improvements:

  • The Repository installer now creates the “custom/submission” folder in the Repository during installation.

Monitor Improvements:

  • Fixed a bug in the Filter dialog for many of the panels in the Monitor that prevented it from showing the current filters properly.
  • Removed reference to Pulse Web Service in User Options dialog (the Web Service was split from Pulse a while ago).
  • Fixed a regression in the Draft and modo Monitor submitters that prevented them from working properly in Deadline 9.0.5.0.
  • Fixed a regression in the StartOrStopServices.py script that prevented it from working properly in 9.0.5.0.
  • When creating a Limit with 3rd Party Usage Based Licensing enabled, you must now select a License Application.
Complete release notes here.

 

 
V-Ray 3.5 for Revit is here!
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 07:31

This update includes Chaos Group's new Adaptive Lights algorithm, which renders up to seven times faster on some scenes. In addition, they’ve made several improvements to V-Ray Swarm, their elastic distributed rendering platform, including installation customization, support for Linux and MacOS operating systems, and a greater support for a variety of network configurations.

New and improved features include:

  • Revit 2018 Compatibility — V-Ray works seamlessly with Autodesk Revit 2018
  • New Material Library — Ships with over 500 high quality V-Ray materials. Additionally, the new material library is compatible for use with V-Ray for 3DS Max, V-Ray for Rhino, and V-Ray for SketchUp.
  • Aerial Perspective in RT — Preview atmospheric haze to distant objects and buildings while rendering in RT.
  • Material IDs — Mask individual objects for easier compositing and editing in Photoshop.

Online Licensing

Users of V-Ray 3.5 for Revit can take advantage of Chaos Group's online licensing option. With online licensing there is no wait to receive a physical dongle, and licenses can be activated in real-time once an order is processed.

Please note that for now online licensing is available only for purchases of new licenses.

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